NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that Pete Bevacqua, the PGA of America's Chief Executive Officer, will host a new show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 93).
State of the Game will make its live debut on Wednesday, January 28, at 8:00 pm ET and air monthly throughout the year. Bevacqua and co-host Brian Katrek will discuss the world of golf, focusing on the important role that the PGA of America and PGA Professionals play in growing the game and putting on some of the world's most high-profile championships. They will also examine the health and growth of the game in the U.S. and abroad.
Bevacqua and Katrek will talk with PGA Professionals, industry leaders and other special guests, and will take calls from listeners around the country.
"This show is another example of a great partner in SiriusXM providing us with a platform to showcase the impact of PGA Professionals in delivering the game to millions of golfers each day," said Bevacqua.
Bevacqua became the PGA of America's third CEO in 2012. He guides the staff of the world's largest sports organization in their dedication and service to the Association's 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals, as well as to the golf industry. Bevacqua is also Chairman of the World Golf Foundation's Board of Directors and serves as a member of leadership teams for the PGA World Alliance, GOLF 20/20 Executive Committee and the International Golf Federation's work that will return golf to the Olympic Games in 2016. Before joining the PGA of America, he served as Chief Business Officer of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Head of Global Golf for CAA Sports.
"As one of golf's foremost leaders, Pete brings to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio a particularly knowledgeable perspective on the sport," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We're very pleased to have him talk to our listeners and share his insight into the world of golf and the direction and growth of the game going forward."
SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio offers the best daily golf talk, news, analysis and instruction on radio. The roster of talent on the channel features several World Golf Hall of Fame members, current and former PGA TOUR and LPGA pros, as well as several of the game's leading instructors. In addition to Bevacqua, listeners get shows hosted by Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Hubert Green, Ian Poulter, John Daly, John Mahaffey, Chris DiMarco, Natalie Gulbis, Mark Carnevale, Dennis Paulson, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Bob Ford, Claude Harmon III, Debbie Doniger, Jeff Warne, John Maginnes, Carl Paulson, Larry Rinker, Matt Adams, Brian Katrek, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, Greg Warmoth and Taylor Zarzour.
About the PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, the PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, the PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As the PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
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